Sharing COM ports to Windows hosts

Peter Boosten peter at
Mon Sep 3 06:09:25 UTC 2012

On 3-9-2012 5:02, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> Colleagues,
> There is a FreeBSD box with several RS232 ports. Can those ports be
> accessed by Windows hosts over the network? Actually, does anyone
> have a success story for such a scenario?
> There is some software like comms/serialoverip, comms/tits etc but are
> there any (freeware) Windows virtual COM port drivers compatible
> therewith?
> Maybe some Windows drivers for hardware console servers (like Moxa)
> would work with tits etc?
> Thanks a lot for any advice.

If I understand your question correctly, then AFAICT the only way to 
access serial ports over the network is with a piece of additional 
hardware, like a terminal server, for instance:



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